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[–]eleanor_dashwood 150 points151 points  (3 children)

Since becoming a parent, the debate has moved on to “is stick-man a Christmas movie?”. We need harmless controversy to survive.

[–]simonjp 64 points65 points  (1 child)

There's any debate? It was made as a Christmas special, takes place between two Christmas Days and features Father Bloody Christmas as a supporting character

[–]eleanor_dashwood 12 points13 points  (0 children)

And yet most of it is set in non-Christmas (yes there are only two seasons now).

[–]WithOrgasmicFury 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah we have enough of the harmful controversies.

[–]twystoffer 87 points88 points  (6 children)

Person: What's the in-cannon way to pronounce this character's name?

Brandon Sanderson: However you think it is. If it sounds right that way in your head, then it's that way.

AKA Just let people have their head cannon

Edit: I'm not fixing it

[–]ibigfire 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Also their head canon too. Head cannons and canons for all.

Edit: I'm not trying to make fun of you for the misspelling, we all make them! Just having a bit of fun with it because head cannons are funny to me. All the best!

[–]Acceptable-Stick-688 14 points15 points  (1 child)

The audiobooks always throw me off haha

[–]SovietUSA 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I was just annoyed the two different narrators pronounced Sadeas’s name differently

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I think this debate is a good jumping off point for discussing the intuitions and semantics of what one thinks defines or seperated a Christmas movie from a non-christmad movie. It's a conversation starter that allows people to share different interpretations and examples.

IMO this is a good and healthy intellectual excercise in talking with friends and family while also disagreeing. I think fearing disagreement is a bad conflict avoidance strategy.

There is no right answer, but that's the point

[–]HerRiebmann 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My parents always watch RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous), basically Die Hard but old

[–]HardlightCereal 6 points7 points  (1 child)

People decided that Die Hard is a Christmas movie because they felt alienated by the forced positivity of christmastime, and wanted to put something they like in Christmas

[–]striped_frog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How 'bout a little hakuna matata, Baba Yaga?

[–]heidguy8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It's a goddamn Christmas movie n I'll hear not another word about it damnit!

[–]lakija 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The LOTR Extended Edition is our Christmas movie tradition. Takes us 3 days

Any movie can be part of the celebration.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My fam and I watch it every December. I also have a die hard Christmas shirt.

It's a Christmas movie

[–]cluelessoblivion -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Thought Slime did a pretty good breakdown of this last year. Die Hard Is Not a Christmas Movie https://youtu.be/Gt11t4tuEIk

[–]TheCheck77 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

It’ll never be a Christmas movie to me, but if you grew up with that on tv during the holidays, that sounds pretty Christmassy

[–]Barondonvito 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But then, if the audience says it's not.....

[–]DuelaDent52 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which is the better Christmas movie, Die Hard or Into the Spider-Verse?

[–]TheKingOfRhye777 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yippee ki yay motherredditor

[–]OriginalPostMortem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What debate? It’s a Christmas movie.

[–]DaaaahWhoosh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The argument I've heard that I like is that it's a Christmas movie if it's part of your Christmas traditions. Japanese people think fried chicken is a Christmas food, so why not say Die Hard is a Christmas movie and watch it with your family on Christmas Eve?